I would love to have an option in the Search tool, to search only within text that is highlighted (==).
Collect lots and lots of text
Go back through and highlight most useful/relevant bits
Current: search results will include text I did not highlight, which is less needed/relevant.
Desired: Search only within the highlighted text.
Goal: have fewer, better search results, avoid being overwhelmed by many many results from a search.
My story: I am using Obsidian to collect a lot of research for a book. I would like to collect passages from books and articles fairly indiscriminately, copying them into notes in Obsidian. The result will be a huge amount of text in many notes spread throughout my vault.
If I search within all that text, I’ll get many many results, making it difficult to look through them to find what I need.
So I imagine an intermediate step, plus this new search option:
Intermediate step: I go back through all the text I’ve collected, highlighting what’s most useful (this would take a while; that’s fine).
Finally, I use this new/proposed search option to search within only the text I’ve highlighted.
Result: fewer, high-quality/relevant search results.
I was not able to find anything like this that already exists - though possible I missed it, apologies if so.
Thank you for any suggestions/wisdom!